1st and 2nd Commissions on Self-Determination

1st and 2nd Commissions on Self-Determination

The first and second Commissions on Self-Determination In 1980, Public Law 15-128 was passed creating the Commission on Self-Determination for the People of Guam. The Commission was tasked with ascertaining the desire of the people of Guam regarding the island’s...
Future Goals

Future Goals

The Commission on Decolonization’s future goals The future of the Commission on Decolonization’s efforts is clear. The Commission held its first meeting in September 2011, the first one in over six years. The Commission then began networking with the Guam Election...
Commission on Decolinization

Commission on Decolinization

The Commission on Decolonization In 1997, Senator Hope Cristobal introduced a bill which became Public Law 23-147. This law established a Commission on Decolonization “for the implementation and exercise of Chamorro Self-Determination.” The Legislature contended that...
Decolonization Registry

Decolonization Registry

Guam Decolonization Registry While the Commission on Decolonization was set up to conduct a plebiscite on Guam’s political status, the people who would participate need to register with the Guam Decolonization Registry. Public Law 25-106:2 defines the Guam...
1st and 2nd Commissions on Self-Determination

For Further Reading

For further reading Ada, Joseph and Leland Bettis. 1996. “The Quest for Commonwealth, the Quest for Change,” in Kinalamten Pulitikåt: Siñenten I Chamorro. Issues in Guam’s Political Development: The Chamorro Perspective. Hagåtña, Guam: Political Status Education...